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Special screening: “The Road To Hell”—Saddam’s genocide

Labour Friends of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Foreign Policy Centre are showing this film on Wednesday 15th November from 6-8pm in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House.

Veteran filmmaker Gwynne Roberts will speak after the film, which is to be shown on Channel 4 on 20th November. There will also be a Q&A with the Kurdistan-Iraq Minister on the Iraqi Special Tribunal and Kirkuk disputed territory.

The other guest speaker is Dr Mohammad Ihsan, Minister for Extra-Regional Affairs who is coming to the UK especially for this screening. Dr Ihsan’s ministry is devoted to the reintegration of originally Kurdish areas confiscated and arabized by Saddam Hussein regime, which includes Kirkuk, Mosul, Khanaqin, Mendeli, Zurbaniya, Makhmour, Shai Khan, Zumar and Sinjar.

RSVP Vian Rahman at vian.rahman@krg.org

Progress Foreign Policy Seminar: 2020 VISION: Labour’s Future Challenges

Tom Brooks Pollock writes:

After our largest-ever annual conference in September, Progress launches a new series of seminars which seek to continue the debate on the challenges of the next decade. The first event is:

‘Labour’s foreign policy: Is liberal interventionism dead?’

Professor Brian Brivati, Kingston University; Gary Kent, Labour Friends of Iraq; Denis MacShane MP; Gisela Stuart MP; Oona King (chair).

Tuesday 7 November - 1800-1930 - House of Commons: Committee Room 15

If you want to come along, please register with Tom Brooks Pollock, by supplying your full name and email address to tom@progressives.org.uk or 0203 008 8180.

Trade Unions and Democracy In The New Iraq

The London Euston Group is holding a meeting — “The Other Iraq: Trade Unions and Democracy in the New Iraq” — on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm at Waterloo in London.

Speakers at the meeting will include Gary Kent, Director of Labour Friends of Iraq (in a personal capacity) who recently led a soldarity delegation to Iraq, and Alan Johnson, co-author with Abdullah Muhsin of Hadi Never Died: Hadi Saleh and the Iraqi Trade Unions, just published by the TUC. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

Come along if you are interested in the under-reported story of Iraqi reconstruction and the role that the Iraqi trade union movement has in building the new Iraq.

Please email londoneuston at the domain googlemail.com to confirm your attendance and so you can be sent directions.